Posts Tagged ‘Richmond’

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When we break, we rise!

Quail Bell publishes an article on the rising Resistance in Richmond!!

 

Keystone XL Protest in Richmond

https://actionnetwork.org/events/rva-nokxl-vigil?referrer=martha-ellen-wingfield&source=direct_link

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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:

 

February 3, 2014
CONTACT: Martha Ellen Wingfield (804) 337-4894 or wingfieldmeh@gmail.com

 

Activists To Hold Vigil in Richmond on Monday Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL

 

Vigil in Richmond at the Federal Building on at 6 pm in Response to Final Environmental Review 

 

Richmond, VA – Local activists will participate in a protest vigil at the Federal Building on Monday, February 3rd at 6 pm calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of carbon pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama.

 

The event is part of a national campaign led by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and the Sierra Club, among a host of other organizations, calling on the president to keep his commitment to reduce carbon pollution and reject the pipeline.

 


WHAT:  Protest vigil urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline following the release of the State Department’s new environmental assessment. Activists will hold candles, signs and chant against the pipeline.

WHO:     Local activists with CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club

WHEN: Monday, February 3, at 6 pm

WHERE: Richmond Federal Building, 400 N. Eighth St.

 

Keystone XL is a tar sands pipeline that would transport some of the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from Alberta Canada, and across American soil for export. The vigil in Richmond is part of a campaign to try and stop the pipeline from ruining the climate and endangering communities along the proposed pipeline route.

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Come to the February Food Not Bombs meeting!
We are cooking at The Wingnut Anarchist Collective for the month of February, but our organizational meeting will be at Arch house at 2715 Barton Avenue instead – just 7 blocks up the street.

February 23rd at 11am is the meeting.

We will be back at 2005 Barton Avenue by 12:30 for the cooking to begin!

Please come to get in touch with our organizational process and needs, plans for fundraisers, and other ideas!

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For the month of February the weekly Richmond Food Not Bombs cooking will be held at the Wingnut  (2005 Barton Avenue RVA 23222 or call or text 804 300 0023)  every Sunday from 12:30 – 3:45. We leave at 3:45 to be Monroe Park to serve at 4.

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2/23

Come cook, clean, organize, learn, network, drink coffee, hangout, and strategize on how to beet the system.

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At Monroe Park at 4 there is:
Free, vegan meal.
Followed by a grocery distribution.
Literature table as well, weather permitting. (If you or your organization has fliers and pamphlets to distribute please be in touch or bring them by!)

Please come!!! New folks totally welcome.
Folks of all levels of cooking skills invited, as well as all ages.

Help also wanted afterwards to help cleanup the Food Not Bombs gear and the space.

The Wingnut has dogs, is a sober space and is not wheelchair accessible. Directions and more information on the space, including consent policy, can be found at www.wingnutrva.org

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keepmonroeparkopenA group of Richmond Elite are trying to privatize Monroe Park, restrict events there, and charge a $35 dollar fee for permitted events.

More info in the article linked below.

http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/3/post/2014/01/op-edmonroe-park-needs-renovations-not-privatization.html

 Hey Yall
It is cold out tonight and rapidly getting colder- This is your reminder to take care of your neighbors, 
pets, stray animals, etc. If you can build outdoor shelters for feral animals do, if you can bring any animals
inside, even better. 
The cold weather is a matter of life or death. Take is seriously and take care of your community. 

For folks who are homeless or trying to help a homeless person get shelter here is the relevant info:

The overflow shelter is located at the City’s Public Safety Building, 501 North 9th Street. The shelter entrance is the second entrance on the 9th Street side of the building closest to Leigh Street. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 6 a.m. Shelter registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night it is open.
Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry by 5 p.m. for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry is located at 511 West Grace Street. A referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be provided to individuals who are not eligible for an existing shelter or if all available beds have been filled. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral.

*** Per someone at the CCC Point Of Entry intake individuals are strongly encouraged to go through intake however they are allowed 3 times (lifetime) without going through intake. ***
The city’s Department of Social Services (DSS) provides emergency assistance with gas and electric disconnection notices for residents who qualify. Residents may also call the Fuel Line at (804) 646-7046.

The elderly or residents with disabilities should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Homeless Point of Entry is the starting point for anyone who is homeless and in need of shelter, case management, and related services. This program helps individuals and families facing a housing crisis regain housing stability. Staff works directly with area emergency shelters and permanent housing providers to fill available spaces in greater Richmond.
Locations and Hours
511 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804.648.4177
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Food Not Bombs Finance Meeting.

The agenda is pretty loose at the moment, but will include:
- Brief report on what money we have, from Kat
- Brief report on planned fundraisers coming up, from the planners
- Brief explanation of Richmond FNB’s legal and financial situation at the moment, and what that means in terms of taxes
- Discussion on what to do about that, if anything. I have prepared some options.

If we accomplish that, we should hammer out some rules regarding money; what the accountholder’s responsibility’s are and what kind of discretion they should get, if we need additional cardholders, reporting and recording standards, etc. I have some recording suggestions to show you if we have time.

We’ll be wrapped up in time to cook, because it’s seriously doubtful that we can talk finance details for more than 90 minutes and have that be a productive use of our time.

https://www.facebook.com/events/610360802333638/  The Facebook event for the meeting

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Room 240e, Cabell Library, 900 Park Avenue, Richmond VA

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Richmond’s participation in the national fast food workers strike on Dec. 5. Please forward this out to your contacts.

Rally to support fast food workers fight for $15! Thursday, December 5 at 11am Gather at Hull St Library – 1400 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224

Across the country, low wage and fast food workers have been coming together and taking action calling for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union. From McDonald’s to Walmart, workers and the community are standing up and saying “NO!” to poverty wages from companies raking in billions each year. On August 29, fast food workers in more than 60 U.S. cities walked off the job and were joined by the community calling for “$15 and a union now!” This growing movement has sparked a national conversation about the widening disparity in wealth between in this country. These companies are feeling the heat, several referendums to raise the minimum wage recently passed – including a $15 minimum in SEATAC – so now is the time to keep the pressure on! The movement for justice continues to grow and spread across the country. Join us to stand with fast food workers once again on a national day of action for living wages and good jobs on Thursday, December 5.

Our Pals at ACORN Community in Louisa have had a SECOND fire this year, this time damaging their main building. These folks are incredible, do incredible work for agriculture and community. There are so many amazing residents, and they need some support right now. Please, if you are able to, donate to their repair fund. And definitely share this with others who might be willing and able to support them!

There indiegogo fundraiser:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/acorn-community-s-post-arson-repairs?show_todos=true

http://igg.me/p/576244